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What does the ABG reflect? A patient in the ICU starts complaining of being “short of breath.” An arterial blood gas (ABG) is drawn. The ABG has the following values: pH = 7.21, PaCO2 = 64 mm Hg, HCO3 = 24 mm Hg.



A. Respiratory acidosis
B. Metabolic alkalosis
C. Respiratory alkalosis
D. Metabolic acidosis

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Asked by Justin, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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Larry Thornton

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Larry Thornton, Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered May 02, 2019

A is the answer to this question. This is a condition that occurs when the lungs are unable to remove the carbon dioxide that is produced by the body. It is a known fact that carbon dioxide is...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Mar 28, 2017

A) Respiratory acidosis
 

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